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unnamednewbie13
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Arcade machine would look fine in a media library or rec room setting. The demographic of people who can afford a place big enough for a dedicated room for that stuff vs. who want to actually have one is probably dwindling. I know people for whom a simple ping pong table was a lavish dream never actually fulfilled. Like no floorspace to even keep one folded up and leaning against the wall.

If I had to pick a pair of classic cabinets to gaudify a rec room, it would probably be between Cruisin' USA or that one Jurassic Park enclosure, and Simpsons or Ninja Turtles. Third choice Terminator with the gun. The only pinball I remember by name is Epic Pinball, the video game.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+605|3203
Hmm

Should every family have a recreational room? What about reducing our carbon footprint?
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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+2,012|6256|USA

A rec room doesn't necessarily have to be much different than the usual media-ized living room, plus there's stuff you can put in one that doesn't need much much more than ambient lighting. The real obstacle here is home space. In smaller houses, you're going to have rooms that pull multi-duty as several traditional rooms. But while a TV can be pretty low profile in a living room that doubles as a sitting room and dining room (couch and TV trays), it's kind of hard for a pool table or pinball machine to not stand out. Some of that stuff goes for free on craigslist from people who are downsizing.

"Reduce your carbon footprint" is a really bitter pill for people forced to do so due to economic circumstance while the wealthy live with a footprint bigger than a whole suburban neighborhood. I have to make compromises on a pre-built PC because of emissions, while some guy uncontestedly lives in a house with 60 heated rooms or whatever. Punch-down eco legislation probably isn't going to intimidate industries or the rich.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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How many rooms do you need? I would like a home office room. Someplace like this where I can sit and write my memoirs
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7c/58/12/7c58120c0487547c2fec9781b07e4b98.jpg
Also I would like a prayer room just like this. Someplace I can make things right with God.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/95/b9/53/95b953e42080ee2ec525b3d40a37625e.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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+2,012|6256|USA

If we're still talking burbs, enough to where one room doesn't have to serve too many purposes. Less clutter that way.

At least as many bathrooms as there are bedrooms, plus a half bath for visitors. Kitchen and dining room separate. Mud room because Washington (would also definitely have a no shoes rule, screw street dirt). Sitting room to partition off the rest of the house. Spare room for a separate library, home office. Covered patio would be lovely. Studio workshop and garage can be on an outlying building. Laundry room far enough away from bedroom/office that I don't have to hear it. Can forgo usable attic and basement if there's enough room otherwise for my stuff to be unpacked. Rec room (lol) could occupy what would normally be an attached garage. Gym stuff and video games can stay out there.

Could all be done on a modest rambler. Doesn't have to be nuts like your photos.

If we're talking urban, I just don't want to have to share a communal bathroom.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Went to my sister's place. She had my old Gameboy color. I am going to buy some fake carts from eBay.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Bought Pokemon Yellow
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+605|3203
The Gundam gaming router is pretty funny. Exact same thing as the other router of its version but with a $40 Gundam paint scheme.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

Bought Pokemon Yellow
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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+2,012|6256|USA

Could pikachus be used to power the matrix?
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+605|3203
5G will make your plane crash.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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+2,012|6256|USA

FWP, for like the past two weeks, end-of-trial nags for an antimalware program I use. Gotta uninstall/reinstall every year. Trial features only, not as if I can take advantage of the whole suite.

Maybe in another 10 years, I might actually buy a year of it. I eventually caved on WinRAR.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+605|3203
I bought a whole "internet security" subscription from Avast. $30 a year or something.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
Member
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one of my favourite mark-up editors/word processor apps recently stopped being free. annoying. i mean, i can justify the cost but … man. i just took notes in their app for 2 years, got really used to their UI and file structure, and now i have to pay for the thing that was free before.

nice, very based marketing.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,012|6256|USA

First dose is free.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,790|5590|eXtreme to the maX

uziq wrote:

one of my favourite mark-up editors/word processor apps recently stopped being free. annoying. i mean, i can justify the cost but … man. i just took notes in their app for 2 years, got really used to their UI and file structure, and now i have to pay for the thing that was free before.

nice, very based marketing.
Its like selling crack to children.
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
uziq
Member
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base is coke, so yah.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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My next phone will probably be an iPhone. I really like Android but Airpods and Apple Watches look so appealing. I plan to run out this phone until the battery fails though.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
Member
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i’m getting the mini soon. will have to get it shipped from home to here as all phones bought in korea have a stupid mandatory camera shutter noise. also apple is exorbitantly expensive here.

really glad that they’re offering a single-hand, classic mobile phone. sick of pocketing a giant slab of glass in all my trousers or jackets. plus the mini is the cheapest whilst packing the same camera/internals (minus a few extras that i don’t care much for; i can live without a telephoto lens and a 100hz screen).

Last edited by uziq (2022-01-19 07:51:23)

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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I can see the appeal of the mini though I spend a lot of time on my phone watching videos.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
Member
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most people say they barely notice it once they adjust. even though it's 'small', it's still a pretty big edge-to-edge screen. that said, if you have a laptop or an ipad, it definitely takes the pressure off using a phone for videos.

i've never really watched videos or played games on my phone so it's no brainer. settled on the decision over the last 2-3 weeks after looking at a bunch of the latest-gen models in store.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,726|6221|Oxferd Ohire
"mini"
same size as the original moto x which i still prefer
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
uziq
Member
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i don't know why but their minis for the last 2 generations have just come in way nicer colourways, too. i don't like the silver/chrome/gold look of their 'pro' top-tier phones. they're kind of blingy and heavy with all the 'premium' stainless materials. give me a fun and sleek phone anyday. the iphone minis remind me of early ipods.

https://store.stormfront.co.uk/content/images/thumbs/0016802_iphone_13_mini_lineup_screen_gbenjpg.jpeg

neat! fun!

https://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4668/as-images.apple.com/is/iphone-13-pro-max-family-select?wid=1880&hei=2224&fmt=jpeg&qlt=80&.v=1631306948000

hmmm. and a comparison:

https://onsitego.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Apple-iPhone-13-Series-1.jpg
uziq
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got the iphone mini last week. can’t believe phones stopped being this size. it’s perfect. utterly lightweight and everything can be done with one hand.

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